Jul 13, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Maracana, Rio de Janeiro
Germany
1-0
Argentina
Gotze (113')
Schweinsteiger (29'), Howedes (34')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Mascherano (64'), Aguero (65')

Maxi Rodriguez desperate to get payback on Germany

Argentina's midfielder Maxi Rodriguez and Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero celebrate their team's victory at the end of the semi-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina of the FIFA World Cup at The Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on July
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Maxi Rodriguez admits that he is out for revenge as Argentina prepare to take on Germany following defeats to the same opposition in the previous two World Cups.

Argentina midfielder Maxi Rodriguez has admitted that payback is on his mind ahead of Sunday's World Cup final against Germany.

Rodriguez was successful from the spot before seeing his side knocked out by Germany on penalties in 2006, and was once again a member of the squad when they were thrashed by the same opposition in the last eight four years later, but he is hopeful that Argentina can enjoy revenge at the Maracana.

"Since they knocked us out on the last two occasions, I can't deny that I'm out for payback," the 33-year-old told FIFA.com. "The first time was more painful because it was on penalties.

"In South Africa it was different, because we hardly got into the game, but now it's a final, the most important match we're going to play. Of course I want revenge."

Rodriguez scored from the spot in Argentina's shootout victory over the Netherlands in the last four.

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Argentina players pose for a team photo before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Iran at Estadio Mineirao on June 21, 2014
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